Rau was reassigned to the minors Monday. While the team could still bring Rau back prior to Wednesday's clash with the Blackhawks, the decision to not at least keep Rau on the taxi squad could be an indication Marcus Foligno (upper body) will be ready to play against Chicago. The 29-year-old Rau has logged just five games for Minnesota this year and figures to remain a fringe roster player.
Rau was promoted from the taxi squad to the active roster Sunday. Rau has averaged 8:56 of ice time and been held without a point over four NHL appearances this season. The 29-year-old could add a fifth NHL appearance as soon as Sunday's game against the Islanders.
Rau was elevated to the taxi squad from AHL Iowa on Thursday. Rau's last NHL appearance was Jan. 8 in a 3-2 loss to Washington. The 29-year-old has recorded 25 points over 26 appearances with AHL Iowa this season.
Rau was assigned to AHL Iowa on Tuesday. The Wild are off until Friday versus Chicago, so Rau could be back with the taxi squad or the active roster prior to the big club's next contest. He's gone scoreless through four top-level appearances this year.
Rau was promoted to the taxi squad from AHL Iowa on Sunday. Rau has averaged 8:56 of ice time and recorded three shots on net over his four NHL appearances this season. Since he was reassigned to AHL Iowa last Sunday, the 29-year-old has logged one goal and one assist over two AHL performances. Should Nick Bjugstad (upper body) or Joel Eriksson Ek (COVID-19) remain ineligible to participate in Monday's contest against Colorado, Rau is a likely candidate to receive a call up to the active roster.
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